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AG Derek Schmidt to provide free document destruction for National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Feb 28, 2019

Due to updated forecasted wind chills for Monday, the Salina document destruction event has been canceled.

TOPEKA – (February 28, 2019) – The Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week with free document destruction events throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at eight locations throughout the state from March 4-March 9, which is National Consumer Protection Week. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:

Monday, March 4 - CANCELED

WHEN:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  - CANCELED

WHERE:

Salina - CANCELED
Tony’s Pizza Event Center, 800 The Midway.


Tuesday, March 5

WHEN:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Hutchinson
State Fair Grounds Gate 3, 23rd St. and Main St.


WHEN:

4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Newton
Chisholm Trail Center, 601 S.E. 36th St.


Wednesday, March 6

WHEN:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Manhattan
Cico Park - Swimming Pool, Wreath Ave. and Robinson Dr.


WHEN:

4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Lawrence
Rock Chalk Park, 6100 Rock Chalk Dr.


Thursday, March 7

WHEN:

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Basehor
Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St.


Friday, March 8

WHEN:

Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Dodge City
Civic Center, 2110 First Ave.


Saturday, March 9

WHEN:

9 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:

Topeka
Judicial Center, S.W. 12th St. & Van Buren St.

Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes. Documents will be securely transported to the shredding facility for safe destruction by certified shredding companies.

For more information, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.

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